They needed help, so Call 11 for Action came to the rescue. Tonight, the problems are solved.
Here's Mika Highsmith with proof that when we take action we get results.
UT jazz students
Introducing, Jerry Powell. He's one of four UT jazz students picked to perform for the mayor at the Celebrate Toledo event back in February. "We played for about an half an hour," he says.
It seemed like a pretty big honor, but here's the problem: They were never paid. Powell explains, "That's how I make my money while I'm full time in school."
So they contacted us. We contacted the city and, about a week later, the cash was in their hands. Powell says, "I'm very excited you all got involved. Otherwise, I'd be cashless."
Central Toledo vacant house left unlocked
Just like Bennie Sutton. All he wanted was a brighter future for his neighborhood. "It's sad. It's so sad," he said.
He's talking about a home that's been abandoned, broken into, and stripped. The windows and doors left wide open. "You see how close these houses are," Sutton says, "If someone were to set this house on fire, it would probably engulf the house next door."
So he called on us. We alerted the city, who has been on the case since the Fall. The next day, city workers came out to board up every door and every window. Sutton says, "I have to say you all do a really good job."
Bringing a little hope to this longtime resident, keeper of the block, who's appreciative that someone still cares. "You' re concerned for a our neighborhoods." he says, "You apply the right amount of pressure, and you truly get results. For that we thank you. We thank you."